Airpower demo over Pacific

Submitted Photo Aircraft from the United States, including Minot Air Force Base, along with Australia and Japan participate in a COPE North 2019 airpower demonstration formation over the Pacific Ocean on March 6, shown in this U.S. Air Force photo. CN19 is a long-standing exercise designed to enhance multilateral air operations among partner nations and includes humanitarian assistance and disaster relief airlift operations as well as large-force employment. Approximately 2,000 U.S. airmen, Marines, and sailors participated alongside approximately 800 Royal Australian Air Force and Koku-Jieitai (Japan Air Self Defense Force) members during the exercise.